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LecturerEnglish, Liberal Studies
Welcome statement (teaching/research/personal interests): I developed and taught American Studies curriculum for four years prior to returning to graduate school in 2001 for my masters in psychology. Thus my teaching and research explores literature and culture “in conversation” with other disciplinary discourses: history, urban planning, economics, and other social sciences, etc. My degree and clinical practice in psychology has launched me into “interdisciplinarity” in even more complicated, but certainly rewarding, ways as I move between the classroom and the clinic. Both careers are driven by a social justice mission and infused with my research and experience with individuals and groups who seems to fall outside or slip between the cracks of the social contract of American democracy. My young son Sam reminds me on a daily basis of the ultimate importance of making room for story-telling and of witnessing one another’s stories.
Interests: Nineteenth- and Twentieth-century American Literature, Harlem Renaissance, literature and psychology, trauma theory and narratives, creative and research writing.
Current and Recent Courses: English 110: Questions of Democracy/Democracy in Question; English 120: Narratives of Trauma and Haunting; Psychology 291: Writing for Psychology Majors; Literature and Psychology Alumni Seminar
Dream or Future Courses: I love bringing my disciplines together in my current literature and psychology seminar, in which we are reading Freud alongside of current neo-Freudian theories, phenomenology, and a wonderful set of contemporary novels by Art Spiegelman, Salley Vickers, Aimee Bender, and others. I would love to bring this course to the English department.
B.A. St. Olaf College M.A, Ph.D American Literature, University of Washington, 1997M.A. Psychology, Seattle University, 2003
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It’s simple! Come to the Liberal Studies Program (Casey 4th) and complete a form declaring your major in Liberal Studies. You will be assigned a faculty advisor right away. And you will be encouraged to introduce yourself to Dr. Sven Arvidson, director of Liberal Studies.
In addition to 5 required courses (25 credits) taught by Liberal Studies faculty, majors choose 35 credits in humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
Law, Literature & Society ● History of Film ● Principles of Accounting ● Modern Japan ● American Short Story ● Statistical Thinking ● Global Climate Change ● The Art of Web Design ● Intro to Filmmaking ● Writing Fiction ● Principles of Biology● Sexual Politics ● Writing, Comics & Graphic Novels ● Abnormal Psychology ● Soul of Sport ● American Women Writers ● Environmental Ethics ● Acting II ● Buddhist Philosophy ● Culture and Personality ● Living in the Environment ● Worlds of Islam ● Screenwriting ● Chemistry, Food & Nutrition ● The Evolving Presidency ● World Geography ● Critical Issues in Education ● Race and Ethnicity ● Astronomy ● Personal Identity ● General Chemistry ● Anthropology of Religion ● Philosophy and Literature ● Native American Encounters ● Graphic Communication ● Art of Interviewing ● Writers Workshop Abroad ● Juvenile Justice ● Alcohol and Drug Addiction ● New Media Communication ● Business Statistics ● Chinese Politics ● Psychology of Gender ● Religion and Science ● Race and Law ● Nonviolence & Community Organizing ● Murder Movies & Copycat Crime ● Human Growth & Development ● Apocalypse Then and Now ● Social Psychology ● Religion and Ecology ● Teaching Diverse Classrooms ● Children and Nature ● American Political Thought ● Macro-Economics ● Computer Games: Design and Effect ● and more…
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